MOSCOW (MRC) -- Beijing - Wison Engineering Ltd. has signed a strategic cooperative agreement with Guizhou Xinxin Chemical Engineering Co. and Tianjin University to jointly promote the commercialization of their proprietary technology for the production of ethylene glycol (EG) from syngas, said Chemicals-Technology.
Under terms of the agreement, Tianjin University will provide the process design package (PDP) of syngas-to-EG technology, Wison will work on PDP conversion and offer engineering design and project management services, and Xinxin will invest in the construction of a demonstration plant for a yellow phosphorus tail gas-to-70,000-t/y oxalic acid and 10,000-t/y EG project.
Wison is responsible for the basic design, detailed design, procurement and construction management, and commissioning of the demonstration unit.
"We will strive to develop a cutting-edge syngas-to-EG technology with more feedstock alternatives and less power consumption, in order to provide optimal technology for future sets of industrial units, including Xinxin Group's 300,000-t/y coal-to-EG project," explained Ma Xinbin, dean of the Chemical Engineering School of Tianjin University.
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation had earlier demonstrated a one kilo tonne pilot plant, and identified that it supports production of polyester-grade ethylene glycol.
Based on this design, Wison Engineering and Tianjin University are working to develop a large-scale synthetic gas-to-ethylene glycol unit.
Wison Group is an engineering, procurement, and construction company, or EPC firm which focuses on the industries of energy and high-technology.] Wison also formed a consortium with Hyundai Engineering & construction Co. to sign a contract with PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, to expand PDVSA's Puerto la Cruz refinery.